SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Sep 2 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, affirmed this Thursday that his Executive will not “force” the vaccination of civil servants and public employees – he recalled the Constitutional ruling in the case of Galicia – but they do study who have to present negative tests in Covid-19 to carry out their work.
Speaking to journalists during an appearance with the Minister of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda, Ione Belarra, pointed out that this is one of the measures being discussed this Thursday at the meeting of the Governing Council in which it is expected to approve a decree-law that better regulates the regulations related to the pandemic.
Torres has commented that this decree, with the force of law and that it will go to Parliament to collect contributions from parliamentary groups, will allow the Canary Islands to have for the first time an autonomous regulation that will cover the next few years in the event of a pandemic or health crisis.
The president has commented in other countries where 70% of the population has already been reached with double standards, there are measures of these characteristics and he understands that “it is not coherent” that, for example, there are unvaccinated teachers “because they do not want it” and they attend to children and young people, the majority vaccinated.
Torres has insisted that vaccinating “is the smartest thing” to take care of individually and the most supportive from the collective point of view, and maintains that public workers are “the first” who should “set an example”, so he opens the door that a negative PCR or antigen test has to be presented periodically, as happens in the airports of the Canary Islands.
In his opinion, that “does not eliminate any individual rights”, he has detailed.